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Tour Preview This trek offers some of the best views of the main peaks with a gradual ascent which can be done leisurely; we traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon track, join the best of . .
Country: Kenya
City: Nanyuki
Duration: 6 Day(s) - 5 Night(s)
Tour Category: Mountain Climbing Adventures
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
Package Itinerary

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This trek offers some of the best views of the main peaks with a gradual ascent which can be done leisurely; we traverse the mountain by ascending the Sirimon track, join the best of Timau, then join the best of Chogoria and Descend the Naromoru track.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi- Judmaiers Camp (3,300m)

Pick up from Nairobi Aiport or Hotel and be driven to Mt.Kenya region to arrive at Nanyuki at 1100hrs where you meet the guides and porters to assist you in sorting trekking equipment. Then be driven to the Sirimon gate. An easy 3 hrs walk through the equatorial forest to Judmaier's Camp (3,300m) for overnight in the high-altitude mountain tents.

Day 2: Judmaier Camp – Sirimon valley (3,940m)

After breakfast trek up the moorland and break away from the Sirimon track at an altitude of 3,940m, contouring into the Sirimon Valley. This is a seldom-visited area with a tremendous amount of wildlife. Overnight in Sirimon Valley, altitude 3,940m.

Day 3: Sirimon valley – Hall Tarns (4,300m)

An early start out of the Sirimon Valley and into the head of the Hinde Valley. We then cross the Nithi and Gorges Valleys. This is undoubtedly one of the most scenic areas of the mountain with its 1,000 – vertical cliffs, its virgin valleys, and cascading waterfall are one of the most spectacular trekked areas in Kenya. Night camped at Hall Tarns (4,300m).

Day 4: Excursion Day

Descend to Lake Michaelson, in the depth of the Gorges Valley. See the incredible cave formation known as the Temple. Walk down the valley to Vivienne falls (named after the famous author of Speak to the Earth). Return to camp in the afternoon. Overnight at Hall Tarns (4,300m.).

Day 5: Hall Tarns – Pt. Lenana 4985m- Met. Station (3,080m)

Predawn ascent to the third highest peak Pt.Lenana (4,985m). An early start helps to be on top for sunrise and a good view of the peaks and environs, on a clear day you can see Mount Kilimanjaro –the highest mountain in Africa. It takes 04 hours of walking to the summit. Descend to Teleki Valley on the west side of the mountain to Mackinders Camp for breakfast and a rest. Afternoon proceeds down through the moorland to Met. Station for dinner and overnight. (3,080m).

Day 6: Met. Station- Nairobi

Depart Met. Station after breakfast and hike down through the forest to Naromoruparkgate where you find the vehicles waiting to transfer you to the next destination. END.

The Tour Includes:

Transfer from Nairobi to Mount Kenya

Transport to Park Gates

Transport from Park Gates to Nairobi or your hotel

Mount Kenya National Park Conservation fees (entry fee)

Mount Kenya National Park compulsory rescue fees

Mount Kenya National Park hut accommodation fees

Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English-speaking guides

Mount Kenya National Park trained certified English-speaking porters

One Porter per person for personal Mountain luggage (maximum 15 kgs)

Mount Kenya National Park trained certified cook/Chef, utensils, cutlery, crockery, etc

All meals while on the mountain Kenya climbing expedition.

Boiled water; tea and coffee with meals

1 basic first Aid kit per group

The Tour Excludes:

Pre & post climb accommodation in Naromoru if required

Any Domestic or International flights

Specialized climbing equipment such as Oxygen cylinders (available at cost)

Travel insurance, Visa, and passport fees

Increases in park fees where applicable

Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bags, walking poles, mattresses, duffel bags, etc (available at cost)

Metal water bottles, water bladders (please note no soft plastics are permitted on the Mountain)

Tips/gratuities for guide(s), porters & cook

Beverages such as Soda and Alcoholic drinks

Additional unscheduled transfer from park gates to Nairobi or hotel.

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